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Sessional GPs: General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

The LMC and Sessional GPs

The LMC is the only committee with a statutory obligation to represent the interests of ALL local GPs.

Whether Partner, salaried, locum or portfolio, our role is to ensure that you are properly valued, and your skills appropriately utilised.

We also endeavour to ensure you enjoy a standard of living commensurate with your profession, commitment and training.

LMCs influence local and national health policy. We liaise directly with NHSE, CCGS and secondary care to ensure the voice of general practice is heard loud and clear.

With the changing landscape in general practice we want to make sure all types of GPs have a voice.

To find out more about our role and how to get involved please navigate through the website. If you have any questions please contact us.

Sessional GP groups

Derbyshire is fortunate to have an active sessional GP group with over 60 members. This group provides education and support through regular meetings. Membership is free to all.

Benefits of the group include:

On-going relevant education

Inclusion on the CRH education mailing list.

Mandatory training

An opportunity to present and discuss SEAs, case reviews, audits and other QI projects.

Advice on appraisal, personal learning plans and revalidation portfolio.

Updates on relevant NHS changes, local and national information.

Advice on employment issues.

Job opportunities – CRH issues a locum list quarterly, local practices advertise through the education office. Locum and job availability are also advertised on this web site.

Free buffet lunch and tea! (drug company sponsored)

Peer support: The group acts as a forum to meet other sessional GPs, share concerns, worries or views about any aspect of work, not just patient management. This support can be valuable to those who have recently started in general practice, retired as principals, moved into the area or are working as locums.

BMA GPC Subcommittee

The sessional GPs subcommittee is part of the BMA's general practitioners committee (GPC). They provide national representation for all salaried and locum GPs.

They endeavour to:

consider all matters of interest for salaried and locum or freelance GPs

lead on all GPC issues that primarily affect sessional GPs

respond to relevant consultations affecting sessional GPs

For details, top tips, advice and latest newsletters please click here.

Support

All GPs across Derbyshire can access free peer mentoring delivered by GP-S Mentoring.

GP-S offer free mentoring, coaching and signposting.

GP-S can be used by anyone who would like to explore ways to develop themselves. This could be personally, professionally or within your career. GP-S aims to build resilience in the General Practice workforce by allowing you time and space to develop your personal goals.

Visit the GP-S website for details.